Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Equitable Food Distribution and Sustainable Development

  • Maria José Palma Lampreia Dos-SantosEmail author
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Equitable Food Distribution (EFD) means producing, processing, and distributing food in a timely way to ensure food security for the entire population by the safe and healthy food access to all segments of the population on sustainable conditions from production to the global distribution. This phenomenon could occur in situation of crisis and emergency and also in poor regions with a strong deficit to access to secure and health foods. In both situations contributes to the malnutrition and/or hunger with strong negative impacts in the health of populations where vulnerable people are most affected.


Food is fundamental to human wellbeing, and human development is central to achieving food security. Yet despite global food production over the past half century keeping ahead of global demand, around one billion people today do not have enough to eat, and a further billion lack adequate nutrition (Misselhorn et al. 2012; Pinstrup-Andersen 2009). This situation...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território (DINÂMIA-CET), Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de LisboaLisbonPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRashtIran